The Point Arena Lighthouse is closed to visitors until at least June 8, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place (SIP) order from Mendocino County, and out of concern for our staff and guests.
Normally the Point Arena Lighthouse is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Occasional closures for maintenance, filming or special events will be listed on this page and our Home page)
Hours of operation:
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend
PLEASE NOTE: The last Tower Tour is at 3:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). The grounds, Museum and Gift Store are open until 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day).
The Lighthouse will close early on Christmas Eve so that our staff can get home to their family and friends. Hours on December 24 will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the last Tower Tour at 12:45 p.m.
Admission to the Lighthouse:
Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. Members: Always free!
Museum admission, no Tower Tour: $5 per person (12 years and up), $1 for children ages 5 – 11, under 5 free
Museum & Tower Tour: $8 per person (12 years and up), $1 for children ages 5 – 11, under 5 free
Museum & Tower Tour per vehicle discount rate (5 to 8 people per vehicle): $35 per vehicle
Active Military & Veterans Admission including Tower tour: $6.50 per person
For group rates please contact us in advance of your desired tour date by calling 877-725-4448, ext. 1 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that owns the 23 acre Light Station and all the buildings and structures it contains. PALKI receives no funding from any government agency and is not part of the State or National Park system. We are completely dependent on our guests and members to “keep the light shining.” Your visit helps us maintain the Light Station for present and future generations. We appreciate your visit and support!
The Point Arena Lighthouse is just a 2 – 4 hour drive from most of the Bay Area and Sacramento, on one of the most beautiful roads in the world – California Highway 1. Take your time coming or going, use the turnouts to take in the amazing views and visit the many regional and State parks along the way.